Adrian Peters

Venture Partner

Adrian Peters is a senior technology risk executive with over 25 years of technology and cyber security expertise, working across various sectors, from Global Fortune 500’s to early-stage security technology companies.  He currently serves as the CISO for Vista Equity Partners, sharing both responsibilities of partnering with the deal teams in Technology investments, as well as protecting the intellectual property and its shareholders.  Before Vista, he served as Global Chief Technology Risk Officer at BNY Mellon where he built the Enterprise Technology risk practices globally across 42 countries.  Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, he was charged with oversight of all aspects of Technology (cyber to resiliency) risk providing independent Technology risk assurance to the Executive Committee and Board, and establishing the organization’s response, and execution of a risk-based Technology strategy.

Before BNY Mellon he served as the CISO at Bridgewater Associates, hired by the Management Committee to create and execute building a world-class cyber security program. Transforming a small team to a world-class security organization.  His most recent tenor prior to Bridgewater he ran Neohapsis which today is owned by Cisco.  Neohapsis is a well-established Information Risk Management and deep technical cyber consultancy that was at the forefront of pioneering in-depth advanced penetration testing and application assessment techniques.

Adrian is also a strong believer in building and advancing the cyber community as a whole and is a key participant in the industry and community to advance the Information Security and Assurance landscape, serving on boards of cyber and privacy non for profits and communities.

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